Friday, June 26, 2015

Confederate flag must be EXTERMINATED!

These bans COULD make it more popular.  It wouldn't be the first time by a long chalk that Leftist dictates have backfired

Even a car is getting into strife over America's divisive Confederate flag: now a toy version of the iconic car from the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard is getting a makeover to remove the image emblazoned across its cabin, with one of the show's stars speaking up to defend the flag.

Ben Jones, who played Cooter in The Dukes of Hazzard (1979-85) is defending the flag as a symbol of the spirit of independence, writing on Facebook that the flag is being attacked in a "wave of political correctness" that ignores its meanings for the rural South as representing courage, family and good times.

Jones, a former US congressmen representing Georgia as a Democrat for four years, joins a passionate debate over the flag's place in contemporary culture following its association with the shooting deaths of nine people at an historic black church in Charleston last week.

A spokesman for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, which licenses the rights to The Dukes of Hazzard merchandise, told Rolling Stone the company had "elected to cease the licensing of these product categories".

Amazon, Wal-Mart, Sears, eBay, Google Shopping and Etsy have all announced they would stop selling items featuring the Confederate flag but there has been a counter-response: according to the New York Times collectors are surging to stock up on such merchandise before it becomes scarce. The General Lee, emblazoned with the flag, will no doubt become a pricey item.



Anonymous said...

Many in the US see the battle flag as the "rebel" flag and that is what it represents, being a rebel and not knuckling under to irresponsible authority. The Dukes of Hazzard show is a prime example. The attacks on the flag will only make it more dear to them since they are coming from an almost ludicrous justification. That because a few bad people like something it is bad.


stinky said...

The flag in q has two meanings, thus the disagreements. As a rebel symbol, I prefer the Gadsden flag, which is non-ambiguous.

Bird of Paradise said...

Jessie Jackson GO HOME,Al Sharpton GO HOME,Calyipso Louie GO HOME,Black Panthers GO TO HELL

stinky said...

Judging by Detroit, Ferguson, and Baltimore, once Jackson, Sharpton and Farrakhan are done, home WILL be hell.

Alpha Skua said...